One great way to improve your diet and give yourself a fun an interesting hobby is to plant an organic garden. However, effort is required in order to effectively grow. Perhaps you are unsure of the benefits of organic gardening, or you are unsure how to get your garden started.

Plant perennials that slugs and snails won’t be interested in eating. It is alarming to see how quickly slugs, and their cousin snails, can annihilate a plant. These pests prefer plants with thin smooth leaves. Plant some helleborus or euphorbias along with your other perennials. There are perennials that slugs do not want to eat, the ones that they hate have hairy leaves, or are unappealing to their taste. Wonderful varieties of such perennials include euphorbia, campanula, helleborus, achillea, and heuchera.

Choose the right soil for best results. Depending on what kind of plants you want in your garden, the soil might or might not be adapted. You may also cultivate an artificial area comprised of just one type of soil.

Check the soil before you plant anything in your garden. Have a soil report done. It is cost effective and you can make necessary adjustments, based on the report, to your soil so it is correctly enriched to encourage plant growth. It can avoid ruined vegetables and flowers, so check with places, such as a cooperative extension department to see where you can obtain the analysis.

You can keep pests away from your garden by using other plants or natural materials. Slugs who want to enter a vegetable garden, for example, can be repelled by a simple border of marigolds and onions. Wood ash also makes a great insect deterrent; simply use it as mulch around your shrub and tree seedlings. With these natural methods, there is no need to purchase expensive, harsh pesticides.

As the article has referenced, organic gardening takes work, research, and effort in order to be successful. If you want to see success at your efforts, you have to continue working at it. By keeping in mind the above tips, you’re on the right track towards being successful in your organic garden.